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"Great hotel for a stay in Seoul"
Our tour guide for this trip said a few times this is the top one or two hotel in South Korea. I was not sure when I heard that first. After 3 nights' stay, I was convinced. The decor, setting, atmosphere ... that i could see and fell upon arrival at the main entrance were nothing but fabulous. they were just the best in this Far East nation. My double room had 2 comfortable beds in a bed-sit which was not too large but very comfortable. The desk is rectangular and large and the lighting from outside the large window made me feel that the whole room was well lit all the time. There was a reasonable-size washroom with a shower-room, a bath, a wash basin, a small toilet with an electronic panel by the wall for operating the Japanese-style toilet seat. The bath was a little too shot by length for most guests, I am afraid but the shower-room was very good and not roomy. The typical hotel toiletries were all there and I found them all to be of good quality. The room between the wash basin, the bath, the toilet and the shower-room was spacious enough and I would only say the length and height of the bath somehow amounted to a hazard if you chose to use the bath instead of the shower. That is my major complaint about this room and a minor complaint is that the scale proved out of order when I was trying to check my weight after my first day in Seoul. I like the view from my window overlooking N Seoul Tower, Banyan Tree Hotel up on the hill and a tunnel for vehicles. The room was well kept and cleaned during my stay and the buffet breakfasts I had were great in terms of food variety, service standard and overall food and drink quality. I tried Chinese food mainly for my first morning, western food for my second morning and repeated most of what I had for my second breakfast in the third morning. In fact, I could have avoided repeating my food and drink choices in all 3 mornings had I not had any food preferences. Among my choices, I only found that 2 pieces of fruits I picked including a Kiwi Fruit were not sweet enough, but I was happy with the rest that I took. I did ask a few waiters to help me take a few photos. They proved more prepared to help than I would have thought in that all of them took at least 2 shots for me despite their busy morning. The first-floor restaurants for breakfast were clean, comfortable, spacious, well lit and had a good view of N Seoul Tower. The waiters were very swift and efficient in seat allocation, removal of cutleries from tables and entertaining quests' requests. Our tour guide told us that some well-off local people do go to this hotel for an expensive weekend breakfast for about US$37 per head and that appeared to be true. There is a large duty-free mall next to the hotel belonging to the Shilla group too, but I did not have the chance to pay a visit to it as our tour group left for various locations before the mall opened and returned to the hotel after 9 pm every day.. Overall, everything were more or less the best I could find in South Korea's hotels.
"One of the finest hotel in Seoul"
Probably the one of finest hotel in Seoul. The hotel is located far from other buildings, so it is really quiet and calm. The hotel staff aren't very friendly, but well trained to serve you well. They should be more kind and show a real smile to the guests(enjoy your jobs). If you use public transportation, you have to walk to the main entrance or use the hotel shuttle. The executive floor lounge has an awesome view of the city and the service is really great.
"Top Stay in Seoul"
This is an overdue report but this hotel always stays in my mind as one of the very top. Room - Stayed in the Executive Business Deluxe. High-end technology, great ambiance, nothing to complain about Executive Lounge - this is the highlight. Great free food option throughout the day. Breakfast, afternoon tea, happy hour with wines and drinks. Top quality food. As an alternative, I can actually dine in the regular buffet restaurant on the G/F which it wasn't necessary. Service was superb. Shilla Seoul even allowed me to use the lounge after I checked out. In-hotel dining - La Yeon - Michelin Star + Asia 50 Best Restaurant, highly recommended but definitely not on the cheap side Facilities - While the outdoor pool is amazing, I enjoyed the indoor hotspring, sauna, body scrub even more. They even have a gym and I got my blood pressure checked on the spot for free Spa - It was a Guerlain Spa, while the hardware was amazing, but the massage just wasn't my cup of tea. Overall, this place is one of the best hotel I have ever stayed in. The concierge was amazing - it helped me booked one of the most difficult foodie restaurants in town and got me baseball tickets at the very last minute (with very small surcharge). The only negative thing is that this hotel is not the most convenient if you want to shop all day and be very close to Myeongdong. Otherwise, this is the perfect hotel. .
"High quality through and through"
The Shilla is one of the top high quality hotels in Seoul. Service to the highest standard is celebrated from the first second you step a foot through the doors right until you leave again (with a smile on your face). Not on the cheap side, it does reside a little outside the main center of Seoul (Gangnam) on a hill side. So it is perfect to relax after a long day and maybe even go for a hill-walk. The rooms are quite large, spotless and the staff is very friendly and helpful. And to kick-off the day, the breakfast buffet doesn't leave anything out one might want to indulge on in morning (from Western to Asian, from hot to cold, from sweet to sour, etc.).
"Simply the best hotel in the city"
Stayed here a couple of times absolutely loved it everytime. The hotel has the perfect balance of the east and the west on the outside with top notch service from its people. Absolutely the foremost place i would recommend to any friends from overseas. The price was affordable during weekdays and they usually bump you up a lvl
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Check-in: 3:00 AM , Check-out: 12:00 PM